Link & Learn { add your craft! }

link & Learn 2012Make time for simple crafts, open ended art and play among the holiday hoopla. I am typing this to remind myself more so than to remind you but I figured I wasn’t the only one that need the reminder. It’s easy to expect our kids to be excited about the things we are excited about but keeping routines as similar as possible while enjoying festivities helps everyone no matter how small have fun.

What fun kids crafts, play ideas and lessons do you have to share with use this week? If you have never linked up before I promise we don’t bite! Add yours and join the fun.

Crafts For Kids Link Up { Add Your Post!}

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Christmas is only 9 days away and I for one am ready for it to come, to hold my family a little closer than perhaps I did last year and to make memories. That said this is not just a link up for Christmas crafts and activities please feel free to share any and all ideas that families, schools and day cares can use to play and learn.

Have a lovely week.

Link & Learn- Kids Craft Linky {Add Your Post!}

kids craftsMy sugar high is finally fading and I don’t know about you but I am ready to dig into crafts and activities for kids that don’t include ghosts, ghouls or spiders. I do hope you had a great Halloween and if the amazing crafts and activities you link up week after week is any indication I am sure your kids all had a blast too!

This week let’s dig into our archives and find fun crafts and activities for kids that deserve a 2nd look.  You are of course free to add something you did this week as well .

If you are new to Link & Learn it’s a weekly linky that invites YOU to link up kids’ crafts, activities and anything else that is useful for parents, teachers and caregivers.

Kids Crafts & Early Learning Activities {Add Yours!}

Link up! Add a link to something fantastic you did this week with your kids or class. Last week we were packed with Halloween crafts and games and I can guarantee that teachers and parents are scrambling for the right activities for their Halloween parties this week.

POSTPONED . Due to the storm that is expected to hit the east coast the Twitter event below has been postponed. I will let you know when it gets rescheduled.

Also I wanted to invite you to an important Twitter event that I have been asked to participate in . Teach Mama aka Amy Mascott is hosting a Twitter event with the National Center for Learning Disabilities  this Monday evening from 9-10 pm EST.  The goal is to bring together experts in the field of learning disabilities to answer your questions, resources and important information about learning disabilities and dyslexia in particular. I think this is such an important opportunity for parents of young children to get informed and be prepared to better recognize a LD in their own kids.

I will be there sharing my own story and struggles with learning as well as how it’s fueled my passion for teaching.

Find out more here.

Kids Crafts, Activities and More! { Add Your Post}

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Last night after the kids went to bed I put on my cow print PJ pants and pinned all the posts from last week’s Link & Learn that grabbed my attention. I have to say that while Pinterest is packed with good ideas Link & Learn every week is filled with even better ones.  So many fun Halloween crafts and games . I also noticed that so many of you are doing great early literacy and math games for kids. Our kids need a good base for both these subjects and with awesome playful learning ideas it makes it so much easier for parents and teacher to teach important topics.

Thank you!

If you are new welcome! Link up a great post and check out any that grab your attention.